Some say the world will end with fire.

Others say with ice.

From what I've tasted of desire

I hold with those that favor fire.

But if I had to perish twice,

I think I know enough of hate,

To say that for destruction ice,

Is also great and would suffice.

Robert Frost


"Good things come to those who wait, but, only the things LEFT by those who hustle." - Unknown (at least by me)

"Life is wonderful, without it you are dead." - Hy "Pete" Peterson - Park City and Kenecott Miner

"Don't worry about those people in your past---there is a reason they are not in your present." - Unknown

"Life's tough - it's even tougher if you're stupid." - John Wayne

"The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary!" - Vince Lombardi

"If you aren’t living on the edge, you’re probably taking up too much space.” ~ Attributed to Jim Whittaker by Doug ‘Swani’ Swantner, Alaska Smokejumper and Air Attack Base Manager (Ret.)

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I am married and have seven children and twenty grandchildren. I retired January 1, 2010 after working 39+ years for the Forest Service...NEW CHAPTER IN MY LIFE HAS BEGUN!

Wednesday, March 11, 2009


This morning I was hurting from sore muscles from the clean up day at the warehouse we had Monday so I finally got out of bed and showered at 4:00. It loosened up my muscles a little but they still hurt. I tried sitting in a chair and nodding off but that didn't work so I decided to go to work early and try to catch up on some things that have been hanging fire because I have been pretty busy the last couple of weeks.

I drove to the main road from the house and turned toward work. I looked in the rear view mirror and saw what I recognized as a cop car following me. So I reached across and pulled the seat belt across my lap and buckled it. While I was doing that I guess I crossed the line on the right side of the road.

He followed me to the turn to the office and when I signalled to turn he hit me with the lights. I opened the door and waited for him to come up. He said he wanted to do a sobriety test on me. I laughed and said that will be fine but that I was just going to work early. He laughed and said he was relieved that I was just going to work early because he was just going off duty. When he saw me wander across the line he thought he was going to haveto deal with a drunk for the last half hour of his shift.

Guess we were both happy!!!!!


Lightning Strikes said...

Which cop was it?? At least you didn't get in trouble for anything! Cops freak me out sometimes...especially Shane

Lindsay-Weaver said...

That's funny. I hope your back gets feeling better.

Dee Ice Hole said...

We're ot talking back here we are talking arms, legs, back, stomach, neck, and a few other places. We did what I called in my youth a D'Day cleaning---named after my dad. Everything got moved. EVERYTHING. I am not used to doing that kind of physical exertion but I hung in there for the entire day---shoulda went home before noon.